Why Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang Are Being Brought to Justice
This article was first published in October 2004.
(Minghui.org) During more than five years of peaceful protests, overseas Falun Gong practitioners have demanded that Jiang Zemin be held accountable for his crimes committed during the persecution of Falun Gong. In the past two years, they have also demanded that Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang be brought to justice. What messages are they trying to send with their actions?
Falun Gong practitioners in China have only asked for the restoration of their most basic human right as Chinese citizens, that of freedom of belief. They have no political agenda and are not interested in obtaining political power. Falun Gong practitioners' efforts against the persecution have been peaceful and non-violent, noticeably different from many other civil protests in Chinese history.
In the past few years, practitioners have collected evidence of the crimes committed by Jiang Zemin, the head perpetrator, and by tens of thousands of police officers, guards and others who have participated in the persecution. They published these records (in Chinese) on a "List of Perpetrators" at www.fawanghuihui.org. Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang have committed and been responsible for the most heinous of these crimes against humanity. We ask that these four be brought to justice and for an end to the persecution completely.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Army, and the Chinese Government, personally initiated and escalated the persecution of Falun Gong.
On June 10, 1999, because of Jiang Zemin's personal will and abuse of power, the "610 Office" was established specifically to persecute Falun Gong, overriding the Chinese Constitution and the law, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems. After July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin ordered the "610 Office" to carry out an annihilation policy against Falun Gong practitioners in China, including the following directives:
- "defame their reputation, bankrupt them financially and destroy them physically;"
- if practitioners are "beaten to death it is nothing and shall be counted as suicide;"
- "cremate their body directly without identifying the person."
Since July 20, 1999, more than 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death in more than 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
As Secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Central Committee, Luo Gan personally planned the defamation and framing of Falun Gong. He played a major role in the persecution. After July 20, 1999, Luo Gan was the main executor to carry out Jiang's genocidal policies against Falun Gong. From 1999 to 2002, Luo Gan personally participated in the making of a series of policies designed to map out the escalation of the persecution. Luo Gan used every speech he made at various meetings to incite political and judiciary departments to step up the persecution of Falun Gong. He personally went to various places to oversee the execution of persecution orders. Between 2001 and 2003, Luo Gan gave at least seven public speeches, urging the political and judiciary departments to regard "Falun Gong as the number one target for suppression." Since September 2000, Luo Gan had gone to Weifang City in Shandong Province, Wuhan City in Hubei Province, Nanchang City in Jiangxi Province, Changchun City in Jilin Province, Anhui Province, Liaoning Province, Jiaozuo City in Henan Province, Shenyang City in Liaoning Province and Xingkai Lake in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province to personally oversee the persecution.
Evidence shows that whenever Luo Gan conducted an inspection somewhere, the arrest, torture and death toll of Falun Gong practitioners in that area would increase drastically.
Liu Jing is the head of the "610 Office" and as such also went to various places to direct the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Liu Jing and Luo Gan often went together to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to personally inspect the progress of the brainwashing efforts against Falun Gong practitioners. They also ordered that the cruel methods that Masanjia employed to torture Falun Gong practitioners be a model for other labor camps and brainwashing centers, not only in Liaoning province where Masanjia is located, but also around the country. This led to pervasive, savage persecution in detention centers, forced labor camps and jails all over China.
The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, which is located in the suburb of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, is notorious as the place where Falun Gong practitioners are tortured most cruelly. Many Falun Gong practitioners have died there as a result of the atrocities perpetrated against them. The Masanjia Forced Labor camp will also go down in the history books for stripping naked eighteen women Falun Gong practitioners who refused to renounce their belief and throwing them into male prison cells without police supervision.
Liu Jing personally helped plot and implement the self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, an almost unbelievably twisted propaganda stunt contrived and staged to demonize Falun Gong in the mind of the public. Liu Jing is also responsible for the creation of masses of other propaganda designed to incite hatred against Falun Gong.
The staged self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square is the most widely propagated and most effective lie told to turn public opinion against Falun Gong. The incident affected many people and incited those who did not know the facts to have enmity for Falun Gong, giving Jiang's regime an excuse for escalating the persecution against Falun Gong. A non-governmental organization known as the International Education Development (IED) pointed out in a report dated August 14, 2001 that the "self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square was staged by the government." Many discrepancies were uncovered through a slow-motion analysis of the incident recorded on videotape by CCTV cameras on the scene. In the videotape, we can see someone hit Liu Chunling, one of the self-immolators, on the back of the head, killing her on the spot. It has also been verified that the self-immolators were not Falun Gong practitioners.
Yet because Jiang and his regime control the media in China, they were able to flood the airwaves with the false propaganda, and use it to great advantage in their efforts to gain public support for their persecution of Falun Gong.
Zhou Yongkang was the secretary of the Sichuan Province Party Committee and is currently the minister of Public Security (as the police are called in China). He is responsible for the torture deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners. Zhou Yongkang is notorious in Sichuan Province for his brutality. Sichuan people call him "human rights killer" behind his back.
During his tenure in Sichuan, Zhou Yongkang and other high-ranking officials colluded with each other to persecute Falun Gong. Sources contend he authorized, supervised and endorsed such methods as murder, torture and disappearance in order to intimidate and eliminate Falun Gong practitioners in his district. He also carried out a vicious policy of implicating others in the abuse saying, "If parents practice, lay the children off from their jobs; if children practice, fire their parents, stop paying their pensions and cut off their financial resources." He has made Sichuan one of the provinces where Falun Gong is persecuted the most. By persecuting Falun Gong, he paved a road to his own promotion, a road stained with Falun Gong practitioners' blood, and has become the minister of Public Security.
On December 9, 2003, Zhou Yongkang continued to carry out Jiang's persecution policy, stating at a meeting held with various heads of the police system, "Cracking down on Falun Gong is still the main task of the Chinese police system." According to a report by People's Police, a newspaper in Beijing, Zhou Yongkang announced Jiang's eight major points regarding domestic and international issues. The first five points were to strengthen the dictatorship, with the suppression of Falun Gong listed as the third major point.
The reason why head perpetrator Jiang Zemin was able to use the whole government machinery to persecute Falun Gong might be found in the fact that too many evildoers like Luo Gan, Liu Jing, and Zhou Yongkang abandoned their conscience in exchange for personal interests and promotion. They chose to put themselves in opposition to Truth, Compassion, Tolerance and committed uncounted crimes. What awaits them is punishment by law as well as divine retribution.
Falun Gong practitioners are sending a warning to the evildoers who are still helping Jiang persecute Falun Gong, telling them that they will be held responsible for their crimes. Excuses such as, "I was only following orders from higher up" will not exonerate them.
Bringing Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to justice serves as a warning to all people who persecute Falun Gong, and will awaken people's conscience.
Falun Gong practitioners are calling upon the world to come together to end this persecution against human nature and Truth, Compassion, Tolerance. Only when the evildoers are suppressed and goodness is encouraged will society become truly stable.